London’s top Megasightseeing spots

Recently I was invited along to an exclusive, top secret event by Megabus to experience one of their new services. It was all very hush, hush apart from the meeting point – the London Eye. I’ve lived in London (pretty much) since 2004, yet I’ve never been on the London Eye so I was really hoping that this was going to be the night I got to go on it. But what would Megabus have to do with the Eye…? I arrived at the meeting point at 5:15 pm, and eagerly awaited the evening, with a bunch of lovely fellow…

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30 things to see and do in Rome

What strikes me about Rome is that everywhere you look, there is history. It’s one of those cities that you can keep returning back to and still be in awe of its magnificence. We were recently in Rome for the Easter weekend and it was our fourth visit, yet it still felt exciting, ‘new’ and took our breath away. If you’re heading to Rome, here are thirty things I recommend to see or do. 1. Visit the Colosseum, which started construction in 70 AD and could hold an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 people. 2. Visit the Roman Forum, which is…

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A luxury boutique stay at The First Roma

Heading to Rome and wondering where to stay? There are thousands of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses in Rome that you can choose from, making it fairly difficult to make a decision as to where to stay – particularly if it’s your first visit. We’ve been to Rome many times so we were looking for a 5 star hotel that was modern, centrally located and wouldn’t break the bank. We found just that in The First Roma. The location Situated down a quiet side street, The First Roma is just a few minutes walk from Piazza di Popolo, Via del…

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Five things to do in York

My husband treated me to a weekend in York as part of my birthday present. We’d been before but about ten years ago to spend the weekend with my sister and her family, when they still lived in Edinburgh. I had forgotten just how gorgeous York is and I can’t believe it took us this long to go back! York is so full of ancient history and is one of England’s most beautiful historic cities, dating back to Roman times. York’s medieval buildings and streets are so well preserved and a lot of the streets are pedestrianised, making it ideal…

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Luxury and history at Grays Court hotel in York

My husband had organised a weekend in York as part of my birthday present, with a stay at the historic Grays Court. We were meant to go the first weekend in March but unfortunately the ‘beast from the east’ scuppered those plans when our train was cancelled! In a way it was a shame as I’m sure York would have looked absolutely beautiful in the snow but it also would have been pretty cold and miserable to walk around… So we re-booked everything and went towards the end of the month instead. We arrived early evening at Grays Court, which is situated…

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